Casey Roche Physician Assistant Student Presbyterian CollegeCasey Roche

PA Student
Class of 2022

College of Charleston ’20, Magna Cum Laude
Major: Psychology

What activities and organizations were you involved in as an undergraduate?

I was a crew chief with the College of Charleston’s EMS service, and I developed and carried out two developmental psychology research projects within CofC’s psych department. I was also awarded the Outstanding Psychology Student award for my graduating class.

What did you do after you graduated?

In between graduation and the beginning of the PA program, I worked as a legal assistant for a medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer in Charleston.

If you’ve done any volunteer work, please list what you’ve done and where.

I volunteered with CofC’s EMS service as a crew chief and also volunteered with the Charleston Animal Society.

How or why did you become involved in this volunteer work?

My EMT instructor was the head of the CofC EMS program, so I joined the year after I got my license and was promoted to crew chief. I adopted my cat from Charleston Animal Society and started volunteering with them as a way to be around animals and de-stress during school while also helping animals find their perfect new family!

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I love working out and being active, I spend way too much time reading, and am obsessed with anything true crime!

Please include any family information if you’d like.

I am originally from Wilmington, North Carolina and I have an 11-year old cat named Phoebe!

Why do you want to be a PA?

I love the teamwork aspect of the PA profession and knew I thrived in a healthcare team through my work as an EMT. I wanted to broaden my scope of practice while preserving that teamwork environment, and the PA profession felt like the perfect niche for my goals.

Why did you choose the Presbyterian College PA Program?

I chose Presbyterian College because of its unwavering commitment to its students, faculty, and outside community. The PA Program’s faculty and students felt like a close-knit, encouraging community during my interview. I knew that if I chose PC, I would receive not only a fantastic education but also a network of peers and teachers who would respect, challenge, and support me during this journey.